Yes you are missing a key point

Frankly the US does much more in the world than Canada does and it is expensive. We have a lot of spending that canada does not because of the position of the last superpower and our defense obligations.

Massive military spending. It is expensive being the worlds policeman (don't get me started on the idiotic nation building we do) Plus we have a space program yea know. We spend as much on just NASA as Canada does on its entire military.

Foreign aid is much higher for US

paying interest on a massive debt we have dug over the last 20 years with both democrat and republican spending.

Increasing costs of medicare and medicaid will break the bank if we don't reform the US healthcare system period.


Edited by drizzit (10/24/09 11:06 PM)
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